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Your social security could get more secure (at least design-wise)...and more.

Get to Know Me @ Archiprix - Espen Folgero + Matthew McFetrick

This international event seemed to be an opportune time to ask architectural students from around the world a few questions. Matthew McFetrick (left) + Espen Folgerø (right) Name/Age: Espen Folgerø/28 School/Location: Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen, Norway Course of Study:…

Kanye West's Design-Blog Faux Pas

When not producing, rapping, mixing it up with the paparazzi, or playing death matches of Connect Four with his celebrity friends, the world's last Renaissance man, Kanye West, is blogging. About everything. On his site, there are categories you might…

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Acronyms unite! USGBC's LEED, UK's BREAM, and Australia's Green Star to set standard metrics for green buildings...and more.

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Norwegian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Sverre Fehn dies...and more news.

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Hey Brits, Martha Schwartz has something to say about your gardens. And it's not good.

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Prince Charles learns from an Oscar contender...and other news from the week

Conveying Anti-Sprawl

If a picture tells a thousand words, the Shahneshin Foundation (SF) is betting that posters can express an even larger and more indelible message. The nonprofit, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is an international center for design, education, and research, that…

Gore's Not Fooling Around

Yesterday marked the launch of Wecansolveit.org, a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection and the brainchild of former Vice President Al Gore. The Nobel Laureate presents a site that’s heavy on information (action alerts, success stories, solutions,)with the goal…

Keep It in the Closet

Admit it. Your grandmother is more ecologically correct than you. I know mine is. A holiday never passed without her telling me to be careful not to rip the wrapping paper—“I can use it again,” she’d boast. Along those thrifty…

Design in the Time of Eros

As New York’s fashionistas eyed to the glitzy runways and celebutante-filled seats of Fashion Week, other designers set their sights on an entirely different locale--your bedroom. Condoms, it seems, were everywhere. A new graphic spin is put on the classic…

Philip Nobel's Black Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day—love is in the air, flowers and chocolates cover every workstation, happy couples are all aglow, and Metropolis contributing editor Philip Nobel has something to say. Though the magazine’s February issue does not go live on our site…

Kids, Play With Your Water

Yves Béhar’s flair for child-focused design is having a bit of a ripple effect. Béhar, the founder of fuseproject, the designer of the XO laptop computer, and an occasional Google-gadget creator, is now making his mark on the children’s- beverage…

PLAYdate

Sketchy Politics With political fever running high today, why go home after voting? Hop on over to Museum of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue for a more artistic focus on politics. New York’s renowned graphic artists Jules…

Updates on the Face It webcast

We just received this update on Wednesday morning’s FaceIt webcast from Architecture 2030’s director, Kristina Kershner: 1. The graphic design competition will be one of the most unusual and challenging to come along, and we really want to encourage the…

Go, Go, Gadget Google!

Sometimes it seems that iGoogle, Google’s popular customizable-homepage, is trying to rival the company’s namesake number (one followed by one hundred zeros) in the amount of options it offers its users. Web surfers can personalize their homepage with themes (a…